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defense attorney, stood on a downtown los angeles sidewalk and he watched his chief investigator seized by the police caught in the act of bribing a juror. a few weeks later, darrow was indicted on two counts of bribery, and burt franklin, the investigator, agreed to testify against them. he swore that darrow had ordered him to pay $4000 to jurors who agreed to vote not guilty. and darrow was at that time at the height of the same one of america's foremost trial lawyers, political leaders and populist champions, and his careened staggered off track there in southern california. caught up by shame he left his wife one reunite for the apartment of his mistress. with a revolver in one pocket and a whiskey barrel -- whiskey bottle in the other, he sat down and vowed to kill them so. she brought out two glasses. they sat at a wooden table underneath one of those swinging bare lightbulbs. and fortunately for us she talked him out of it. he went on to create an american architect, lawyer for the little guy, advocate for the common folk. poking his thumbs, regarding the jury from beneath that c
geller of a group called the american freedom defense initiative wants the use the word savage on posters designed to appear on american transit systems. >> anyone in a civilian is savage rei. the 10 of thousands of rockets -- savagery. the tens of thousands of rockets going into israels is savageness. the 3-month-old babies decapitated is done by savages. >> reporter: managers of the washington area metro balked in part because of recent destructive riotg in islamic nations over a california film ridiculing the prophet muhammad. an attorney for metro told a federal judge three u.s. security agencies cautioned metro about current unspecified concerns. metro also furnished a video shot by a new york post reporter showing one woman defacing one of the 10 posters and another woman trying to block that action. metro is trying to delay the posters until november 1st to allow the world situation to calm down. the attorney for the pro israeli postermaker says metro must display the ads without delay. >> in our civil society the first amendment has the greatest protection. the government needs t
bought that facility, we're told not with money from the defense department, instead the funding is apparently coming from the justice department. congress, by the way, not involved, and some say this is an end run that while it's not illegal in any way, it is highly unusual. in 2009 president obama did send a memo to both the justice and defense d.s to arrange for ownership of the facility and prepare to take on federal prisoners, possibly some from guantanamo bay. a number of republican lawmakers, chief among them congressman frank wolf from virginia, led efforts to block the use of federal dollars so it couldn't be bought. wolf has also said he does not trust the defense department not to send gitmo prisoners to how thompson. senator dick durbin's office confirms the sale. you mentioned the amount, $165 million, and apparently this is a direct deal between the federal government and illinois meaning congress is not involved. durbin's office also says today that gitmo prisoners are not going to be located at this facility. that is the official word. we're working to conform mor
. he is trying to make the case that the best defense is a better economy tying national security to the economy, but one very interesting thing that happened here, suzanne, mitt romney at the very end of this speech here said he is going to win pennsylvania. he said that earlier. he said it again he is going to pennsylvani the polls -- or latest cnn poll of polls shows mitt romney down by ten points here. it would be a very tough uphill climb for h to win tstate. >> right. >> i think it's in the romney campaign's interest to expand the map, and i think that's what they're trying to do. >> john mccain didn't win pennsylvania the last go round either. ditheyhange in any significant way when they look at the demographics and they get some sort of optimism or confidence from that? >> well, you know, pat toomey, the pennsylvania senate repuan annnced m romney. he was able to wi t state, and even though he had some credentials, he was ahead of the ub forroh at one time, and so this is a state that haseen trendiittlng a le more republican in recent years. they have a republican governor
of government is to do things like national defense and build highways and education. and of a environment where it is to hire people. governmen i do not think it is doing well when a minimum wage is $10 an hour in some states. is not there yet but it will hit their quick. that is when to cost people, so people like myself, a small businessman, it is hard for me to employ more people when i am having to pay so much for everything. and the price of everything is going up. the price of fuel, the price of everything is going up. i do not think the government is doing a good job. host: thank you. in the wall street journal -- another comparison between the to the candidates. not to mention the role of government, but the definition of patriotism. president obama says he wants a new economic patriotism, mitt romney nichols a presidential campaign a battle for the soul of america. the candidates are not only racing to win an election. dueling over the mantle of protectionism in america, each claiming they stand for american values. -- next is a call from janice and louisiana. a democrat. caller: i wou
francisco today against the current and former u.s. defense secretaries and the -- they claim these high ranking officials knew about the assault problems in the military and didn't do enough to stop the attackers. >> they all endured strikingly similar partners of retall -- patterns of retaliation. >> the treatment of rape victims in the military is so stigmatizing, many would rather die. >> according to the 2000 annual report it estimates 19,000 military sexual assaults but only 3200 reported. that's why pushing the stop act. would push it into an independent panel. >> they will get a fair review, that they will not have the conflict of interest overlay that happens with so many of these cases. >> reporter: the stop act remains in -- so now the handling of military sexual assaults remains in house. >>> and you can read the charges for yourself at ktvu.com. we have posted a copy of the lawsuit. just scroll down to the hot topic section to find those court documents. >>> police say she fled with her baby after abandoning her daughter at save way. tonight growing concerns about the safety
for an insanity defense. holmes faces 152 counts in the july shootings that left 12 people dead. we have the latest on this case a little later on this hour. gregg: this just in. a terrifying scene in louisville, kentucky. a bus with students. 47 people taken to the hospitals. good news. minor injuries. our affiliate is learning that the bus was hit by a car that skidded off a wet road and the impact caused the bus to overturn. that car, driven by a high school student may have been speeding before the crash. two people inside the car suffering nonlife-threatening injuries. quite a day already. right now, brand new stories and breaking news. jenna: new political fallout from the president's handling of the attack in benghazi that left four americans dead. we should say four americans murdered. senator lindsey graham joins us live with his take how this story has developed. >>> horrifying accounts as a gunman opens fire at a minneapolis office. five people are dead. the latest on a devastating workplace shooting. >>> plus, the investigation into the cause of a fiery plane crash that kille
in the words of the secretary of defense, devastated by these defense cuts, they'll also have hundreds of, well, thousands and thousands of dollars of debt on their shoulders that were amassed by this administration. because the president adds about a trillion dollars a year to the national debt. so these guys, if they keep voting -- if anybody who's a young person going to college today keeps voting for the president -- they get more debt, fewer jobs and a smaller military. i represent a different course. i'll make sure the young people of today have great jobs tomorrow and a brighter, prosperous future. that's a difference between us. [cheers and applause] now, i -- it's been a bit of a coincidence of events over the last few days, but i'm honored to be one more time today in a place that honors the service of our men and women in uniform. i was yesterday -- [applause] i was in springfield, springfield, virginia, yesterday and had the chance to be with colonel leo thorsness who was the recipient of the medal of honor. he served our nation in vietnam, was in a prisoner of war camp for six year
? she got busted. now her mom is coming to her daughter's defense with an explanation you might find a little hard to believe. we will hear from her coming up. >>> all right. you remember this guy, the prankster who posed as a delivery guy, accidentally dropping boxes of the much-anticipated new iphone in front of all those people waiting to get into the apple store. >> oh, no. >> there it goes. we'll meet him this morning and has quite the catalog of pranks, quite the repertoire. we want to start this morning with politics, the presidential race and mitt romney's newly revitalized campaign. nbc's peter alexander is in virginia this morning where both the president and governor will campaign today. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. both campaigns came into this week circling two important dates on the calendar. first, wednesday's debate and then, second, today's jobs report, the latest update on the state of the nation's economy. you can expect mitt romney will be pouncing on the strong performance he had this week and the jobs reports numbers an
revenue. and defense is going to take some kind of a hit. that's going to be pretty ugly medicine for republicans. you know, fred, if you were sitting down with harry reid and nancy pelosi and steny hoyer or, glen, if you were sitting down with mitch mcconnell or glon boehner or eric cantor and they're about to go in the room and get a lot of blood on their hands and be ankle deep in blood -- not to be too vivid -- what would you tell them to be mindful of? >> that's a very good question. and i think it's going to be hard to answer it for a lot of reasons. one of which the function of time. the other thing would be presumptuous of me. i mean, i will give you an answer but -- >> i have been presumptuous my entire career. >> enand i are smart guys -- glen and i are smart guys. well read. good taste in movies apparently. [laughter] and we know policy. but, look, we're also political people. we're paid to give political advice. my poose of advice would be don't have people like me in the room and, look, we are paid or not paid through sort of point out all of the different angles. i r
to another friend, and the friend ends up getting caught. and we also see defenses which is i never actually planned to do it. i was never actually going to go forward with this. it was just idle talk. and i think what they're going to say here, they're going to say he was entrapped. >> that's what i was going to ask you, it seems like the friend was trying to get in touch with him. >> look, if they can get that tape excluded from evidence. there's going to be very little that the authorities have. they need that tape in evidence. and they're going to say, look, i was never going to go forward with this and this guy starts giving me ideas, why don't you do this or do that. >> how common are these incidences in hostile in cases like this? >> they're not. i don't think they're that relevant here you're talking about a misdemeanor case in 1995. you're talking about an allegation with regard to his conduct at school in 2001. remember, there was never an allegation of him doing anything to children. it was always the way that he dealt with authority, fellow teachers, et cetera. but, you know, com
has defense cuts to obama's car on coal -- [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] >> stephanie: in the space of one 72-hour period romney careens from brandishing the 14 year old video to an all-outattack on the president using it's impossible to change washington from the inside. they both disputed suggestions that the candidate's message has grown hazy. vowing to sharpen the campaign. it is going to be sharp, jim. >> like cheddar cheese. >> stephanie: one day it's a dog, then a rabbit, then a squirrel. this is what the campaign has become. [ laughter ] >> shiny thing. >> stephanie: moose, squirrel. [♪ mysterious music ♪] >> stephanie: i said this a couple of weeks ago. the campaign is going to consist of him pointing to objects. >> trees lakes, pancakes -- >> stephanie: clouds. he just said that last week. look at the clouds. >> chair. >> stephanie: chair. doughnut. >> ahhhhh. >> caveman lawyer. >> stephanie: and they told him stop talking about medicare and the budget -- just talk about your love of the outdoors. this is what we have gotten to. paul ryan going i like air, and
did it on his own. he has been on the stand all morning, sticking to his defense. these proceedings expected to end by the weekend. he could go to jail for four years. but he's asked the pope for a pardon. that's very likely, we're told, what will happen. george? >> jeffrey, thanks. potentially explosive trial there. >> sounds like something out of a movie. >>> now, to a disturbing story out of san diego seaworld, where a killer whale is recovering from a mysterious wound. the big question, did it come from an accident? or from an attack from another whale? abc's cecilia vega has the story. >> reporter: this is what orcas do best at seaworld san diego, put on a killer show. but now, an 11-year-old killer whale at the park is injured, with a gaping whole so big, you can see his exposed jawbone. seaworld says he was injured when he somehow came in contact with a portion of the pool. but animal rights activist says an anonymous whistleblower told them that he was attacked by other orcas. >> you can't keep three males together in a fish pond. they'll have nowhere to go unless they can s
know the issues but don't come across as petulant or anything like that. >> bill: or too defensive. and so if they survive the debate you know, and really -- >> that's what they want to do honestly at this point. >> bill: no major mistake no major gaffe. >> i think that -- >> bill: the first debate is more important than the other -- >> because everybody's tuning in to the first one. the big boxing match. they've been training in essence for months on the campaign trail. now you can see how they can interact with one another. i think too both romney and obama have shown to have thin skin at times so that's one thing they have to ward off. when romney had the interview with brett bear. you can't look thin-skinned. >> bill: here's something i don't understand. i want to get your take on. we talked about this earlier in the program. if you look at every interest -- every identifiable subgroup if you will today women obama's up 25 points or 15 points or whatever. double digits. african-americans, huge. latinos, huge.
to deliver a vigorous defense of president bashar al assad's handling of the crisis that has now engulfed syria for the past 18 months and, of course, has spiralled into a civil war. >>> the supreme court opened its new term this morning at 10:00. it is a big one. important cases the court may decide include affirmative action, same-sex marriage and voting rights. yesterday six of the nine justices attended the red mass at the roman catholic cathedral of st. matthew the apostle in washington held every year just before the start of the court's new session. >>> we expect an announcement today about the mystery surrounding jimmy hoffa's remains. investigators are waiting for tests on mud and clay samples from a home in suburban detroit. they searched under a shed there on friday. you'll remember a tipster claims he saw what appeared to be a body being buried at that site the day after the former teamster's chief disappeared back in 1975. >>> the super bowl champion new york giants are off to a shy start. i'm happy about that. they lost their second game of the season to a division rival on
and warned his american legion audience of devastating job losses if leemg defense spending cuts go through. >> the impact will be immediate and significant right here in virginia. 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: with less than 40 days to go, both men are speaking directly to voters. the president's team releasing this new ad that feels like a campaign closing argument. >> with you if i can sit down with you, in your living room or around the kitchen table, here's what i'd say. >> reporter: voters are now weighing in with more than half the country, 30 states in all, already having started to cast their ballot. and you really can't overestimate the importance of early voting this go-round. in 2008 it was nearly a third of all voters, savannah, that cast their ballots before election day. this year that number is expected to rise to as much as 40%, and today when michelle obama goes out to the university of northern iowa, she will be giving a speech, but it's not just a speech, she is also be asking the supporters there to cast their votes nearly
if leemg defense spending cuts go through. >> the impact will be immediate and significant right here in virginia. 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: with less than 40 days to go, both men are speaking directly to voters. the president's team releasing this new ad that feels like a campaign closing argument. >> with you if i can sit down with you, in your living room or around the kitchen table, here's what i'd say. >> reporter: voters are now weighing in with more than half the country, 30 states in all, already having started to cast their ballot. and you really can't overestimate the importance of early voting this go-round. in 2008 it was nearly a third of all voters, savannah, that cast their ballots before election day. this year that number is expected to rise to as much as 40%, and today when michelle obama goes out to the university of northern iowa, she will be giving a speech, but it's not just a speech, she is also be asking the supporters there to cast their votes nearly on the spot. there's a polling place just a few steps away.
losses if moves for defense spending cuts goes through. >> impacts will be immediate and significant in virginia. 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: with less than 40 days to go, both men are speaking directly to voters. the president's team releasing this new ad that feels like a campaign closing argument. >> if i could sit down with you in your living room or around the kitchen table, here is what i'd say. >> reporter: voters are weighing in. 30 states in all are casting ballots. you can't overestimate the importance of early voting this go around. in 2008, it would nearly a third of all voters, savannah, that cast ballots before election day. this year, that number is expected to rise to as much as 40%. today, when michelle obama goes out to university of northern iowa, she will be giving a speech, not just a speech, she will be asking supporters there to cast their votes nearly on the spot. there's a polling place a few steps away. >> all right, peter alexander, thank you. for more on this week's events on the campaign trail and look to n
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